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involving the members of the clergy to an investigation into money laundering in vatican city. a court convicted his former butler last year of stealing and leaking classified documents that pointed to corruption in the vatican. the pope pardoned him over christmas. it's rare for a pope to resign. pope benedict is the first to quit in nearly 600 years. senior members of the catholic church will now start planning their conclave, the meeting they hold to choose a successor. >>> police in the united states are investigating yet another case of gun violence. pop ben fikt benedict xvi will be one of the most religious thinkers of the age. >> the president says he has warm memories. the meeting drew attention because of the different views on abortion rights. he hopes it will be a legacy to build further dialogue and tolerance. >>> we were briefed by our japanese allies on the incident. we've satisfied ourselves that it does appear to have happened. >> japanese officials say the radar was locked eed on a marit destroyer. they argued the vessel used navigational radar and not fire controlled
deteriorates. residents of a number of chinese cities have been dealing with smog for weeks. emissions from cars and factories contain something called fine particulate matter. it can cause asthma, bronchitis, and other health problems. environment ministry officials in tokyo consulted experts. then they decided they would issue warnings to residents when forecasters believe fine particulate matter could reach 70 micrograms per cubic meter of air. that's double the existing standard. officials say at that point they'll tell people to stay indoors and shut their windows. they say children, the elderly, and those with asthma should be especially cautious at any time. these people may be affected by even low levels of pollution. >>> japanese nationals in india are also worried about worsening air pollution there. officials at japan's embassy in new delhi have advised them to stay indoors on days when there are high levels of smog. the embassy issues the notification on wednesday. it says an indian government survey on airborne particulate matter detected an annualized average of 89 micrograms
their windows to a haze of pollution and residents of other cities are seeing the same things. officials say nearly half the population has been affected by serious air pollution. the official said smog containing fine particulate matter has blanketed a quarter of the land. the air and about 70% of chinese cities doesn't meet environmental standards. each year 15 million more cars take to the road. government officials want to reduce the density of fine particulate matter in the atmosphere. a think tank says air pollution exceeded national standards for 27 days in january. people across china have their own opinions on what needs to be done. academics and residents shared some ideas in beijing. the group friends of nature hosted the debate. one par tticipant called for tighter control. another said the government should crackdown on companies that ignore environmental laws. they plan to submit proposals next month. >> translator: we want to the government to be transparent. >> the pollution has turned out to be an opportunity for one company in beijing. the firm is selling cans of fresh air
. the 29-year-old law graduate and model was cremated and laid to rest in the coastal city where she grew up. after the private ceremony, friends and members of her family expressed their grief. >> i want to say very much there is a space missing inside all of the people that she knew that cannot be filled again. we are going to keep all the positive things that we remember and know about my sister, and we will try and continue with the things that she tried to make better. we will miss her. >> earlier, oscar pistorius was escorted to the courthouse. his lawyers say the death was accidental. prosecutors say he put on his prosthetic leg and shop reeva steenkamp through the bathroom door. >> our concern is that fame seems to be dictating how things should go. >> the case is not expected to go to trial for months. >> earlier, we talked to journalists -- a journalist who was in the courtroom. he told us how the case is being received. >> as it is internationally, we have the sitting cabinet minister in court today appearing at the hearing. it has been one of the biggest media events south afr
decades. >> it was part of a week long funeral that started with a plan lavished procession to the city of phnom penh. he died of a heart attack in october at the age of 89. his body had been lying in the royal palace since then. >> and artillery salute in honor of the deceased monarch as norodom sihanouk's body was given an elaborate funeral rites. mourners paid their final respects until late into the night. hundreds of thousands came to catch one last glimpse of the leaking. his body had been lying in state in the royal palace for three months. he was known as the king a father of the nation. >> leaking it meant so much to as. when i think he is no longer with us, all i want to do is cry. -- the king it meant so much to us. >> he fought for us. he won us independence from france. he united the country. >> abroad, he was not quite so uncontroversial. critics say is political wheeling and dealing helped bring about the killing fields revolution of the 1970's. most have forgiven him his mistakes. some of his ashes will be kept in and are not in the royal palace and the rest will be scat
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